Located a short 90-minute flight from Miami, the spectacular Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of about 40 stunning coral islands, just 8 of which are inhabited. Consisting of some of the most luxurious destinations in the Caribbean, these untainted islands boast gorgeous white sandy beaches, calm and glimmering turquoise waters, and numerous national parks. Backed by one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, Turks and Caicos is a renowned water sport destination. Whether you’re embarking on a solo adventure, staging a romantic getaway for two, or planning a trip for family or friends, Turks and Caicos is an unforgettable choice.
Turks and Caicos is a delight to visitors with its dry and sunny tropical climate and average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s. The islands usually get 350 sunny days each year! There is a slight chance of hurricanes June through November, during the rainy season. Most travellers visit from the end of November through March, and most of the island’s tours and activities are catered to this peak season.
The culinary scene on Providenciales is thriving. You’ll find fine dining options as well as local favorites like Mr. Grouper’s and Da Conch Shack & Rum Bar. No vacation to your dreamy Turks and Caicos rentals would be complete without sampling the region’s national dishes, namely conch and spiny lobster, which also happen to both be featured on the Islands’ flag! From ceviche to deep-fried fritters, to raw mixed conch salad, conch is available in a variety of delicious dishes. Spiny lobster is typically found on dinner menus at upscale restaurants and mouthwateringly served with garlic butter and white wine. Fish and lobster are also commonly served, such as tasty grouper and snapper, either pan-seared or fried.
Most of the island’s population of 22,000 live on the main island, Providenciales. “Provo,” as it is called, is one of the most sought-after luxury residential locations in the Caribbean. Voted #1 Best Island in the World in 2015 in TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards, this is also where the famous Grace Bay Beach is located. Imagine a 3-mile stretch of perfect, powdery white sand and clear, luminous waters that seem to go on forever. As if the island itself wasn’t renowned enough, Grace Bay was voted Best Beach in the World multiple times by Conde Nast Traveler, and various others, and is most definitely worth a visit. The enchanting sandy beach of Long Bay is also a popular choice among travellers, and award-winning Parrot Cay is one of the most beautiful and exclusive villa destinations on earth, set on its own 1000-acre unspoilt private island. This is an incredible location for celebrations, special events, and picture perfect beach weddings.
If you’re a water sports enthusiast, booking Turks and Caicos villas is a ticket to true paradise. All of the islands sit atop an underwater plateau, which means some of the best marine parks in the world are found here. Snorkel directly off the beach along an ocean trail at Bight Reef, enjoying turtles and tropical fish up close, or take a boat out for great visibility of nurse sharks and dolphins. Turks Head Passage divides the islands into two parts, and also happens to be a travel route for migrating humpback whales and a great place to spot them from January through April. On Tranquil Turtle Cove, expect to spot eagle rays, manta rays, turtles of course, and exotic fish like blue marlin, tuna, and wahoo. For some above-water fun, opt for a guided tour through the mangroves via kayak or paddleboard toward Little Water Cay, known locally as Iguana Island for the 2000 rock iguanas that live there—a true desert island voyage!
Provo Golf Club is one of the most challenging courses in the Caribbean. Enjoy prestigious, manicured greens, inhale the ocean breeze, and watch for tropical birds as you play. It’s not rare for golfers to spot egrets, herons, or even flamingos. If you’re in the mood to do some shopping, The Regent Village or Saltmills Plaza in Grace Bay are great for picking up jewelry, clothing, or crafts such as handmade baskets or local paintings. When you stay in luxury villa rentals in Turks and Caicos you also have top-notch facilities close by for activities such as fishing, horseback riding, tennis, cycling, hiking, and exploring national parks or areas of historical interest.
Want a beach all to yourself? Our Turks and Caicos vacation rentals on Grace Bay, Long Bay, and Parrot Cay can make this dream come true, as many of our luxury villas open onto private, secluded beaches.
The Triton Luxury Beach Villa, located towards the southern end of Long Bay Beach offers visitors seven bedrooms, four of which have terraces overlooking the ocean, and an oceanfront glass pool.
Coral House is an architectural masterpiece located directly on the silky-fine sands of Grace Bay Beach, complete with a fire pit and shaded pergola for alfresco dining.
What better way to enjoy your own private beach in one of the most stunning locations on the planet?
The US dollar (USD) is the official currency of Turks and Caicos.
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
North Caicos Airport (NCA) - North Caicos
Middle Caicos Airport (MDS) - Middle Caicos
South Caicos Airport (XSC) - South Caicos
Salt Cay Airport (SLX) - Salt Cay
Pine Cay Airport (PIC) - Pine Cay
Most resorts and restaurants charge a 10-15% service fee in addition to the 12% tax, but a few do not. Check your bill or ask the staff whether a service charge was included. Generally, tipping rates are similar to what they are in North America.